How Faith Teaches Us To Learn: School Stories
Luke 4:14-23; II Timothy 2:15
Jesus went to school. He was homeschooled by Mary and Joseph. He was schooled in Nazareth’s synagogue. He learned from teachers even as He taught God’s wisdom to His teachers (Luke 2:40-52). And He never stopped learning. How about you? What are you learning? God provides many ways for us to learn.
- Encounters of Discipleship – Investing time to be with God up close and personal. Jesus said to His disciples, “Come and follow Me and I will make you…”.
- Experience – Lessons learned, lessons applied from life experience. Action followed by reflection. Reflection tested by action. Jesus answered a seeker with, “What do you say? What have you learned?” Like the Prodigal, “He came to his senses.”
- Mentors – Learning from master teachers. Paul learned from Barnabas. And Timothy was mentored by Paul. Peter mentored John Mark. Priscilla and Aquila mentored Apollos.
- Reading, Listening, Observation – Absorbing information from learned sources. (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119)
- Reason & Intuition – Perceiving and deducing what things mean. And tracing down the cause and effect. (Luke 4:14-30)
Learners are optimists. God builds hope into our lives by giving us the tremendous capacity to: “Study to show yourself approved by God, unashamed by your learning, rightly dividing the word of truth.”